Oral Sex

We all know that there is no risk of pregnancy from oral sex, but not many are aware that it can result in sexually transmitted infections or diseases, including HIV. Skin to skin contact with genitals or vaginal or penile secretions can spread infections. Apart from HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HPV can also spread through oral sex.

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Are rash and lymph node swelling after oral sex signs of ARS?

Query: Hi doctor,I gave oral sex to a man, whose HIV status was unknown, six weeks ago. I have now rash under both armpits and a¬†swollen lymph node in my neck. I am attaching pictures of the rash and the lymph node. Could this be ARS?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Oral sex has the least possibility of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). I do not think you have ARS. Do you have dandruff or an earache or a toothache? Do you have a history of a cold or a...  Read Full »

I had received oral sex from a stranger, and now I have white patches on my tongue. Is this because of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I received oral sex from someone whose status was unknown to me. I was not feeling well the day after, so I went to the doctor, and they said I had pharyngitis (group A Streptococcus), so they treated me with Amoxicillin, and the symptoms disappeared except for the white tongue. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. White tongue is not related to sex. It can be due to conditions like constipation, fungal infections, etc. You have done a lot of tests, and all are nonreactive. The chances of HIV are very low if the test results are negative. I would sugg...  Read Full »

Does HIV transmit through oral sex with multiple partners?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a month, I had oral sex with a woman. The woman told me that she does not have any STIs. After a week, I got tested for HIV and it was negative. After that, I started to have ear pain and throat pain. I had a positive result for COVID-19. But now, I have bad pain in my jaw and thr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not good to have multiple partners. There is a reduced chance for you to have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) through oral sex. You have not mentioned whether you have done protected sex or unprotected sex. You can have a seasonal sore throat. You have a least ...  Read Full »

I am having burning sensation in my scrotum after oral sex. Could it be HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I had receptive oral sex (received fellation) with an escort girl three weeks ago. Since then, I have got urethritis three days after. I have been treated with Levofloxacin for 10 days. The urethritis got cured, but I kept getting some strange burning sensations in my scrotum and the to...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oral sex is least related to HIV. Symptoms are very bizarre and mostly by oral sex HSV, and STI is common. The tickling sensation is different as such, may be seen in vitamin B 12 deficiency, and anxiety. Symptoms come but goes in a particular time. You can still go...  Read Full »

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